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Shadows Fall have had a triumphant year thus far, as they just completed a highly successful U.S. arena tour alongside Slipknot while their critically acclaimed album, "The War Within," recently surpassed the 200,000 U.S. SoundScan plateau. Things are only just beginning to heat up for the group as they’re set to perform on the main stage at Ozzfest this summer, thereby not only becoming the first band of the New Wave of American Heavy Metal genre to achieve that honor, but one of the few in history to make the leap from the second stage to the main stage. Early next month, Shadows Fall will also make their way back to Europe for a few shows with Slipknot along with some major festival appearances including Download, Rock im Park and Rock am Ring, alongside delivering a special performance at the prestigious Metal Hammer awards.
The group’s latest single for “Inspiration On Demand” has exploded at commercial radio and recently broke into the top 40 on the R&R Active Rock chart. The video for the track has also been greatly embraced by Fuse, MTV2 and MTVU, who recently added it to their “Freshman” playlist. Shadows Fall were also recently named one of VH1’s “Hear and Now: Five Massive Metal Mongers You Should Turn Up” and a “Band To Watch In 2005” by Stuff magazine. The War Within ranked as the third best album of 2004 in Revolver magazine’s coveted Reader’s Poll, while their track “The Power of I and I” also scored the fifth spot in the “Best Song” category.
An off-fest show with Arch Enemy, The Black Dahlia Murder, It Dies Today, The Haunted, and A Dozen Furies has been confirmed for July 17th in Burlington, VT at the Higher Ground Ballroom. More off-fest dates are as follows:
Shadows Fall - Opening bands for these dates are still to be announced:
July 22 - Fort Wayne, IN @ Piere's
September 1 - Myrtle Beach, SC @ House of Blues
Killswitch Engage with Soilwork and As I Lay Dying :
July 20 - State College, PA @ Crowbar
July 22 - Johnson City, NY @ Magic City Music Hall
In Flames with Arch Enemy: TBA
Rob Zombie with Mastodon:
August 21 - San Diego, CA @ House of Blues
Iron Maiden with Mastodon:
July 16 - Quebec City, QUE @ Colisee Pepsi Arena
August 3 - Toronto, ONT @ Molson Amphitheatre
upstate New York's GIZMACHI have now officially filled one of the "mystery band" slots on the second stage of this year's Ozzfest.
GIZMACHI will release their debut CD, "The Imbuing", on May 3 on Big Orange Clown Records, an imprint of Sanctuary Records. "The Imbuing" was produced by SLIPKNOT's M. Shawn Crahan (who also founded Big Orange Clown Records), engineered by Josh Wilbur and recorded at Spin Studios in New York City. GIZMACHI is comprised of Sean Kane on vocals, Jay Hannon and Mike Laurino on guitars, Kris Gilmore on bass and Jimmie Hatcher on drums.
The band filmed the video for their first single, "The Answer", in February in New York. The video was directed by Crahan and produced by Doug Spangenberg (KILLSWITCH ENGAGE, LAMB OF GOD, EVERY TIME I DIE).
Ozzfest 2005 billing is now shaping up as follows: More...
The Subliminal Verses show at the E Center in Salt Lake City, UT tonight (April 19) has been CANCELLED, due to medical orders from the doctors of Slipknot singer Corey Taylor. However, Shadows Fall and Lamb of God have decided to play.
Shadows Fall / Lamb Of God (co-headline)
at the Lo Fi Cafe
165 S. West Temple Street
Salt Lake City, UT 8410
Drs: 7 PM
Tickets available at:
Smith Tix: www.smithtix.com or 801-467-8499 www.24tix.com.
Slipknot was forced to cancel Sunday night's (April 17) show in Spokane Washington for the same reason.
Massachusetts’ finest Shadows Fall are confirmed to tour Europe, appearing on selected festivals as well as supporting Slipknot, in order to promote their amazing current album “The War Within”.
After busy touring activities in Japan, Korea, Australia and all over North America, Shadows Fall (who are currently on a big arena-style tour with Slipknot and Lamb of God in the U.S.) will soon cross the Atlantic Ocean to invade Europe on the following dates:
02. June 05 (I) Bologna Flippaut Festival
03. June 05 - 05. June 05 (D) Nürburgring / Nürnberg - Rock Am Ring / Rock Im Park (Exact day TBC!)
06. June 05 (NL) Amsterdam Paradiso + Slipknot
12. June 05 (UK) Nottingham Download Festival
13. June 05 (UK) London Astoria - The Metal Hammer Golden Gods 2005 (w/ Anthrax, Nightwish & Trivium)
Do not miss SHADOWS FALL crushing your area!!!
More acts have been announced for this year's Download Festival, augmenting what is shaping up to be one of the biggest hard rock festivals seen across Europe in years.
US garage rockers The Mooney Suzuki, British band A and Japan's hardcore techno rockers Mad Capsule Market have all been added to the main stage, joining headliners Black Sabbath, System Of A Down, Feeder, Velvet Revolver, Slipknot, Slayer and Billy Idol.
Making an appearance on the Snickers second stage are InMe, Apocalyptica, Underoath, Lordi, Shadows Fall and Finch, among others. Flogging Molly will also be playing the event, an Irish-American punk act which features wrestling superstar Chris Jericho on vocals.
Snickers have launched a competition that will see one unsigned band will be making the journey to the festival and playing on the Snickers stage alongside other acts. For more information go to snickersunsigned.co.uk.
Hits Daily Double, the companion web site of music industry tip sheet HITS, is reporting that the SHADOWS FALL are currently in negotiations with two major labels following the fulfillment of their commitment to Century Media Records. The Massachusetts-based band, who sold nearly 250,000 copies of their latest CD, "The War Within", in the U.S., had previously indicated that they were very happy with Century Media and had no intentions of signing with a bigger label. However, that now appears to have changed, if these latest reports are to be believed.
Slipknot has been forced to drop all of the opening acts on their Subliminal Verses Tour according to a posting on the official From Autumn to Ashes website.
From Autumn to Ashes report: Due to unforeseen Union enforced time constraints with venues, From Autumn to Ashes were removed from Slipknot's Subliminal Verses Tour, along with all of the opening act bands. The tour will remain a three band bill with Shadows Fall and Lamb of God as the openers.
From Autumn To Ashes want to apologize to all you who bought tickets to the Slipknot shows they were on. A number of alternatives were presented to the unions and the venues, but in the end, an agreement was unable to be reached. From Autumn to Ashes and Slipknot both deeply regret letting the fans down.
The band was really looking forward to playing the west coast and hope they see all of you at the Sounds of the Underground tour this summer.
Metal musicians congratulate Anthrax on their 20th anniversary:
Megadeth's Dave Mustaine: "Anthrax is a band that I have always respected, that has always mattered and was very important to the American metal scene. As part of the 'big four' they were responsible for an enormous amount of the credit for helping establish American metal bands as serious contenders in the world of metal."
Metallica's Kirk Hammett: "Anthrax's music matters. In the pantheon of modern metal, ANTHRAX are certainly a cornerstone, and if one listens, one can hear their influence on any number of up and coming bands of the new generation."
Deftones' Abe Cunningham: "Anthrax plays a huge role in Stef and me meeting and starting to jam together; we met through a mutual friend who gave me my first copy of 'Among the Living'. Deftones started in 1988, but before that it was just the two of us in his mom's hot ass garage with the dryer on and the washing machine overflowing trying to make it through 'Indians' and 'Caught In A Mosh'. I would like to thank you guys for the inspiration, your precision, your tones, your dedication and for having the nut sacks to try shit that no one would. Happy 20th Anniversary!!! All the best."
Judas Priest's Rob Halford: "Everyone in Judas Priest congratulates our good friends from Anthrax for passing their 20th-year metal milestone. We have always been fans of the band and had the pleasure to do many shows together. Anthrax are true pioneers with their unique style, sound and heavy brand of metal. They have always and will continue to inspire and influence those around them within the metal world." More...
"Inspiration On Demand" is the second video from the band's latest album, "The War Within".
Shadows Fall's new video for "Inspiration On Demand," shot by acclaimed director Zach Merck (12 Stones, Atreyu), will make its MTV2 debut on Headbangers Ball debut this Saturday, March 19th.
Shadows Fall has just been confirmed to appear on the nationally syndicated Lex & Terry morning show for this Monday, 8:30 AM (EST). Lex & Terry are not your typical morning show, it is not about "bits" and "parodies". It's just about two average guys, living your lifestyle, talking with listeners about their lives, hearing their stories and trying to solve their problems. It is about relationship advice, sports talk, crazy stunts, poking fun at the absurd and of course "boys just being boys." The complete list of Lex & Terry radio station affilliates is as follows...
Jacksonville, FLA.-Flagship Station - WFYV-"Rock 105"
Bryan - College Station, TX - KXCS - THE X, 103.9
Medford, OR - KZZE - 106.3 The Rock Station
Tallahassee, FL - WXSR - X 101.5
Baton Rouge, LA - KOOJ - Rock 93.7
Louisville, KY - WLRS - New Rock 105.1, The Walrus
Outer Banks North Carolina - WOBX - 98.1 / 98 X
Tampa, Fl - WHPT - 102.5, The Bone
Morgantown, WV - WCLG - 100.1 CLG
Corpus Christi, Texas - KRPX - 107.3, The X
Ft. Myers, Fla. - WRQC - Real Rock 92.5
Fargo, ND - KQWB - Q98
West Palm Beach, Fla. - Real Radio 94.3 WZZR / WCZR 101.7FM
Huntington, WV. - WRVC - The Planet 92.7
Biloxi, MS - WCPR-FM/97.9 CPR
Pensacola, FL / Mobile, AL - WTKX TK101
Springfield, MO - KZRQ-FM 104.1
Greenville-New Bern-Jacksonville, NC - WXNR 99.5
Panama City, FL - WYYX-FM "NEW ROCK 97X"
Tulsa, OK - KRTQ-FM ROCK 102.3
Gainesville, FL - WRUF-"Rock 104"
Chattanooga, TN - WRXR - ROCK 105
Savannah, GA - WFXH-"Rock 106.1"
Augusta, GA - WCHZ-"95 ROCK"
Virginia Beach, VA - WBVA-AM "1450 The Buzz"
Shadows Fall's “Inspiration On Demand” at Rock Radio now.
It's big. It's bad. And it's back for more. Got a problem with that?
Ozzfest — the king of festivals — triumphantly returns this summer to celebrate its hard-earned 10th anniversary with the staggering line-up of BLACK SABBATH, IRON MAIDEN, ROB ZOMBIE, KILLSWITCH ENGAGE, SHADOWS FALL and BLACK LABEL SOCIETY. The summer's premier concert festival — which has propelled many of today’s rock bands to superstardom while paying close attention to its discerning fans — will roll out July 15 in Boston and visit 26 cities by the time it reaches West Palm Beach on September 4. The Hot Topic Second Stage will be headlined by ZOMBIE and feature a preview of rock's rising stars, including AS I LAY DYING, MASTODON, THE HAUNTED, IN FLAMES, ARCH ENEMY, THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER, BURY YOUR DEAD, SOILWORK, TRIVIUM, IT DIES TODAY, A DOZEN FURIES and more.
"I'm most proud of the success of Ozzfest," says founder Sharon Osbourne. "Everyone said it would never happen and 10 years later we are still in business." In fact, 125 bands, 238 shows and over 4 million fans later, the all-day extravaganza of music and deranged merriment is roaring louder than ever. History in the making, 2005 marks the first time metal legends BLACK SABBATH and IRON MAIDEN have toured together and also represents IRON MAIDEN's first Ozzfest appearance.
IRON MAIDEN singer Bruce Dickinson said, "This summer's MAIDEN touring is based on the recent 'Early Days' DVD and all the songs we do at Ozzfest will be from our first four albums — 'Iron Maiden', 'Killers', 'Number of the Beast' and 'Piece of Mind'. We will be bringing over our full European show, naturally including as special guest Eddie in various appropriate guises!! The stage sets, production and backdrops will recreate aspects of the shows on the tours around those albums — only bigger… much bigger!!! We don’t know if anyone has done anything like this before but we think it’s something the fans will really appreciate both in the choice of songs and in the production values."
Here are the Ozzfest tour dates: More...
Some Ozzfest 2005 dates have been confirmed while others are still rumoured.
The confirmed dates so far:
July. 31 - Noblesville, IN @ Verizon Music Center
Aug. 2 - Columbus, OH @ Germain Ampitheater
Aug. 18 - Phoenix, AZ @ Cricket Pavilion
Subject to change:
Aug. 4 - Tinley Park, IL @ Tweeter Center
Aug. 6 - East Troy, WI @ Alpine Valley Music Theatre
Confirmed bands for Ozzfest 2005: More...
Shadows Fall have added a few off-dates in the Slipknot tour.
Mar. 17 Spartanburg, SC w/ Stretch Arm Strong
Mar. 21 Jacksonville, FL w/ The Bled
Mar. 24 Birmingham, AL w/ The Bled, Catchfire
Mar. 27Little Rock, AR w/ VORE, Epoch of Light
Apr. 02 Lubbock, TX
Apr. 14 Boise, ID w/ Lamb of God, From Autumn to Ashes, Palehorse
More dates will be added soon.
I had the chance to attend the Subliminal Verses Tour in Philadelphia, PA. The tour included bands such as: Lamb of God, Shadows Fall and of course, Slipknot. The date of the show I attended was on March 5th and the show was at the Wachovia Spectrum. I took some pictures which are now up in the gallery section and also did a show report. The following is how the night transpired: More...
ROB ZOMBIE, KILLSWITCH ENGAGE and AS I LAY DYING have secured three non-rotating slots on the second stage of this year's Ozzfest, informed sources have told BLABBERMOUTH.NET. Other acts believed to have been confirmed for the second stage include THE HAUNTED, MASTODON and BURY YOUR DEAD.
Although there has been no official confirmation on the matter, the 10th edition of Ozzfest is expected to be headlined by BLACK SABBATH and IRON MAIDEN. Also believed to be in the running for the festival's main stage are BLACK LABEL SOCIETY and the classic "Among the Living" lineup of ANTHRAX. Other rumored main-stage acts are MEGADETH, DISTURBED and SHADOWS FALL.
As reported here on Monday, an Ozzfest representative has told BLABBERMOUTH.NET that the lineup and dates for this year's travelling festival will be announced at a press conference "mid-March."
Metal Injection will soon have a whole special on the Subliminal Verses tour, featuring interviews with all three bands on the bill: Slipknot, Lamb of God and Shadows Fall. They want fans to submit questions for the bands to answer. Go here to fill out the form.
Slipknot, Lamb of God and Shadows Fall will will be the featured guests on the "Subliminal Verses Tour" special edition of the nationally syndicated radio show "Rockline" airing Monday, March 7. The live show begins at 8:30 p.m. PT / 11:30 p.m. ET, and fans are encouraged to call in with questions during the program at (800) 344-ROCK (7625). To find a station near you, check out www.rocklineradio.com.
"The Subliminal Verses Tour", featuring Slipknot, Lamb of God and Shadows Fall, kicks off March 4 in Hartford, Connecticut.
Century Media recording artists Shadows Fall and the Haunted have secured slots at this year's Ozzfest. Shadows Fall are expected to appear on the main stage while the Haunted are said to be in the mix for the smaller second stage, which will apparently feature more non-rotating slots this summer compared to the last couple of years. Other acts believed to have been selected for the 10-year-anniversary edition of Ozzfest are Black Label Society, Rob Zombie, Killswitch Engage and Mudvayne. Iron Maiden are strongly rumored to have nabbed the co-headlining slot alongside Black Sabbath, who will make a series of European live appearances in June/July prior to the Ozzfest U.S. kick-off. Also expected to perform on the main stage is the "Among the Living" lineup of Anthrax, who have yet to officially confirm their "reunion" plans despite having already been announced for four European festival appearances this spring/summer (Holland's Dynamo Open Air on May 7, Sweden's Sweden Rock on June 9-11, Italy's Gods of Metal on June 11-12 and France's Fury Fest on June 24-26).
Last year's Ozzfest was one of the heaviest in the tour's history, featuring Sabbath, a reunited Judas Priest, Slayer, Slipknot, Lamb of God, Dimmu Borgir, Hatebreed and others.